Preparations are in full swing for the 2013 Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth conference and the lineup of offerings is quite impressive. The core focus of the conference is to connect people across disciplines, creating connections between the classroom, the research lab, the therapy room, and the living room, to support and foster the growth, study and dissemination of mindfulness for the good of the next generation. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the people doing the work of teaching mindfulness to our youngsters, to develop skills and competencies to do this work in your particular setting, and to learn what science has to say about this important work. An added attraction is the location at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego, adjacent to gorgeous Mission Bay and a block away from the Pacific Ocean.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE CONFERENCE AGENDA:
Two Research Symposia: One focused on studies of mindfulness in schools and the other on clinical applications of mindfulness, with a total of eight presentations. These symposia will be augmented by a Research Poster session sharing other important work being done in the field.
Keynote Presentations: Offered at plenary sessions on each day of the conference, these thought-provoking talks will be shared by notable figures in the world of mindfulness and youth.
Special Saturday Workshop: Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn, co-authors of the book Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting will be co-presenting this 3-hour workshop entitled: Mindful Parenting: Nurturing our Children, Growing Ourselves. This very special workshop will only be open to conference attendees.
10 Breakout Sessions: Fascinating presentations by people doing this work in a variety of settings and in a variety of formats. A great opportunity to learn more and explore how mindfulness is being taught and learned with youth, literally around the world and in our own backyard.
Pre- & Post-Conference Optional Workshops
We look forward to having you with us at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego in February 2013!
Internists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, radiologists, neuropsychologists and allied health professionals.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
2012 Conference Photos and Video